BS, Bradley University; MFA, Michigan State University
Andy Head is an Assistant Professor working with both RIT & NTID Performing Arts. Since joining RIT/NTID, he has directed "Love’s Fire: Seven Plays Inspired by Seven Shakespearean Sonnets" (2016), an adapted version of "Peer Gynt" with the RIT Orchestra (2017), "Stupid F*cking Bird" (2018), "Cabaret" (2018), "I and You" (2019), “She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms” (2021) and “Angels in America: Millennium Approaches” (2021). Both "I and You" and “Angels in America” were selected to perform at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival for Region 2. “I and You” won a 2020 Outstanding Ensemble Production award from the KCACTF National Committee. “Angels in America” won a 2022 Kennedy Center Citizen Artist Award from KCACTF National Committee, among others. The award “recognizes programs in higher education using theatrical production to promote long-term societal impact through an artistic lens, to encourage empathetic exploration of the complex cultural and physical world, and to advocate for justice on campus and throughout the world.”
Andy completed his graduate studies in Acting at Michigan State University. He has acted professionally with the Michigan Shakespeare Festival, New Harmony Theatre, Summer Circle Theatre, and the Williamston Theatre. Locally he's appeared in the Rochester Fringe Festival, at the Wallbyrd Theatre Company, and with Blackfriars Theatre.
Andy has carried theatre outreach work to Ghana, where he served as a Peace Corps Volunteer for two years and created educational theatre pieces with members of his community. Before joining the RIT faculty, Andy taught for the Performing Arts Department at the University of Southern Indiana.
Introduction to Theatre
Introduction to Theatre Online
Introduction to Performing Arts
Traditions of Theatre in the US
Traditions of Shakespearean Theatre
Fundamentals of Acting
Dramatic Theory & Text Analysis
Experiential Learning in Performing Arts
His current office is 50-A147, under Peterson Hall.
In the News
July 29, 2022
RIT/NTID and College of Liberal Arts present 2022-2023 theatrical season
RIT's 2022-2023 theater season will include Everybody, a morality play on death; a production celebrating Thomas Warfield’s 25th anniversary of dance at NTID; a musical on unexpected connections; a play of episodic poems on deafness, violence, and resistance; and a dance production of an extended 1970s progressive rock song.
February 8, 2022
NTID Performing Arts, Dance at RIT present IGNITE showcase
A variety of RIT performing artists will showcase their talents at IGNITE, organized by NTID's Department of Performing Arts and Dance at RIT. IGNITE will have four shows Feb. 11-13 at Robert F. Panara Theatre in Lyndon Baines Johnson Hall.
December 15, 2021
Podcast: Making the Performing Arts Inclusive and Accessible
Intersections: The RIT Podcast, Ep. 54: Jill Bradbury, chair of the Department of Performing Arts in RIT’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf, and Andy Head, assistant professor in the Department of Performing Arts in RIT’s College of Liberal Arts, discuss what the recent collaboration between the theater departments of NTID and CLA will mean, including more inclusive and accessible theater experiences for audience members with varying disabilities.